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Un Marks 2023 International Day to Commemorate Holocaust Victims under Theme ‘Home and Belonging’

On Friday, 27  January, the United Nations will observe the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust under the theme “Home and Belonging”.   The memorial ceremony will be held from 11  a. m. to 12: 30  p. m. SE RÉVÈLE ÊTRE in the General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York.   The event will be attended by members of the diplomatic corps, Holocaust survivors and their own families, veterans, civil society institutions and the general public.   The particular memorial is organized with the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme of the United Nations Section of Global Communications. United Nations Details Centres will host Holocaust remembrance and education actions with their local partners, including the resident coordinator offices, Un agencies, embassies, academic and civil society organizations, with support and guidance from the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme. Victims of the Holocaust had their homes, their nationalities, and sense associated with belonging ripped from them from the Nazis and their hurtful collaborators.   The assault of exclusion began with disinformation and hate presentation that sought to stabilize systemic injustice, discrimination and marginalization, and ended with genocidal killing.   The particular theme, “Home and Belonging”, highlights the multidimensional human needs of victims associated with atrocity crimes and the risks of hate speech, antisemitism, Holocaust distortion and denial, and prejudice. Speakers range from the United Nations Secretary-General, the Chief executive of the seventy-seventh session from the General Assembly, the Long term Representative of Israel and a consultant from the United States Mission towards the United Nations.   Renowned Holocaust scholar Professor Debórah Dwork will deliver the keynote address.   Speakers include Jacques Grishaver, Holocaust survivor and Chair of the Netherlands Auschwitz Committee; Professor Ethel Brooks, Roma and Sinti scholar; and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, Professor Karen Frostig and Michael Shaham.   Mr.   Shaham will perform on a “Violin of Hope”.   Various other musicians include Shoshana Shattenkirk, and Professor Renée Jolles who will perform a piece regarding violin specially composed by Victoria Bond for the 2023 Holocaust memorial ceremony.   Cantor Nissim Saal can recite the memorial prayer.   The memorial wedding ceremony will be hosted by Melissa Fleming, United Nations Under-Secretary-General just for Global Communications. The Holocaust as well as the United Nations Outreach Programme has been established by General Assembly resolution 60/7 in 2006.   Its multifaceted programme encompasses a variety of online and print educational resources, panel conversations, exhibitions, a film series, as well as the annual worldwide observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the sufferers of the Holocaust, held upon 27  January.   For more info about the programme please visit: https://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/about-us .

  • Three Exhibitions:
    • After the End of the Globe: Displaced Persons and Displaced Persons Camps (10 January-23 February)
    • #Fake Images: Unmask the Dangers of Stereotypes (16 January – twenty February 2023)
    • The particular Yad Vashem Book of Names of Holocaust Sufferers (26 January – 17 February)
  • Human being Rights on Trial:   the International Mock Demo on Human Rights (31 January)
  • Screening of The US and the Holocaust and discussion with Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and guests (9 February)
  • Civil society briefing titled “Social Media and the Holocaust – Education or even Distortion? ” (16 February)

To find out more, please contact Tracey Petersen at petersen3@un. org . The wedding ceremony can be watched on Un WebTV, the United Nations Youtube . com channel, or the Twitter accounts of United Nations WebTV.   Guests are invited in order to register and receive hyperlinks and updates about the ceremony or follow the event on social media with the hashtag #HolocaustRemembrance. Holocaust Commemoration and Education around the World Programme of Holocaust Remembrance and Educational Events in January and February at United Nations Headquarters: Two thousand twenty three is the seventy-fifth anniversary yr of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention.


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